Vanin: 7 definitions


Vanin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vanin, (adj. -n.) (either fr. Sk. vani (=P. vaṇi) in meaning “begging, ” or poetical abbreviation of vaṇibbin) poor, begging; one who asks (for alms) or begs, a mendicant J. VI, 232 (=vanibbaka C.). Vanibbaka see vaṇibbaka. (Page 600)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanin (वनिन्).—a. Ved.

1) Worshipping.

2) Desiring.

3) Giving, bestowing.

4) Abounding in water.

5) Living in a forest. -m.

1) A tree.

2) The Soma plant.

3) A Brāhmaṇa in the third stage of his life, a Vānaprastha, q. v.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vanin (वनिन्).—m. (-nī) 1. A tree. 2. A Brahman in the third stage of his life.

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Vāṇin (वाणिन्).—mfn. (-ṇī-ṇinī-ṇi) 1. Having an arrow. 2. Speaking. f. (-nī) 1. A sharp or clever woman, an intriguing woman. 2. An actress, a Nautch girl. 3. A furious woman, one literally or figuratively intoxicated. E. vāṇa an arrow, or vāṇi speech, ini and ṅīp affs.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vanin (वनिन्).—i. e. vana + in, adj. Abounding in water, Chr. 291, 12 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 12.

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Vāṇin (वाणिन्).—i. e. vāṇa, and vāṇī, + in, I. adj., f. . 1. Having an arrow or arrows, [Arjunasamāgama] 5, 25; [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 55, 12. 2. Speaking. Ii. f. . 1. An intriguing woman. 2. An intoxicated woman, literally and figuratively. 3. A dancing girl.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vanin (वनिन्).—1. [adjective] requesting or bestowing.

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Vanin (वनिन्).—2. [masculine] tree, the Soma-plant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vaṇiṅ (वणिङ्):—[from vaṇij] in [compound] for vaṇik [from] vaṇij.

2) Vanin (वनिन्):—[from van] 1. vanin mfn. ([from] √van) asking, desiring, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] granting, bestowing, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] 2. vanin m. ([from] 1. vana) a tree, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] the Soma plant, [ib. iii, 40, 7]

6) [v.s. ...] (perhaps) a cloud, [ib. i, 73, 8; 130, 4]

7) [v.s. ...] ‘living in a wood’, a Brāhman in the third stage of his life, a Vānaprastha, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti vi, 38.]

8) Vāṇin (वाणिन्):—[from vāṇa] mfn. (cf. bāṇin) speaking, [Horace H. Wilson]

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Vanin in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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